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ACL Injury Treatment in Ottawa

Get rid of Knee-Pain and Stiffness by Seeking Cutting Edge Treatment for ACL Injuries

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Runner with knee pain in Ottawa seeking ACL rehab.

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) consists of strong connective tissue that holds the bones together in your knee joint. It can be overstretched or torn if you make a sharp, sudden movement or when you trip or get hit while running or jumping. The treatments for an ACL tear include rest, rehabilitation exercises, Physiotherapy care, or even surgery.

If you are a sports fan, you might cringe at the thought of an ACL tear as it has ended the career of many brilliant athletes. However, anyone can suffer from this injury, even teens playing sports in high school or the average person going on a hike.

Our expert Chiropractors and Physiotherapists at Kent Chiro-Med Wellness Clinic (downtown Ottawa) routinely diagnose and treat torn or injured ACLs. Many patients rely on our expertise to achieve the following rehabilitation goals:

Does an ACL Injury Require Medical Care?

ACL injury requires thorough treatment and expert care. Consider these facts:

If you don’t want to be a part of the above-mentioned statistics, keep reading to find out about the causes, symptoms, and our expert care and treatment facilities for ACL injury.

Symptoms of ACL Injury Ottawa
Ottawa ACL injury

How Does an ACL Injury Take Place?

The Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL), along with the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) connects the thigh bone (femur) to your shin bone (tibia). They are some of the most important stabilizing factors for the knee joint, and their injury can seriously impact your mobility.

ACL can be injured in several ways:

Common Symptoms of ACL Injury

Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury is painful and debilitating. Those suffering from a damaged ACL or ACL rupture typically experience:
Ottawa Common Symptoms of ACL Injury

Why Choose Kent Chiro-Med Wellness Clinic
for ACL Treatment?

Visit our downtown Ottawa location for treatment options. We pride ourselves on our treatment facilities and expertise, which can help you as follows:

Accurate Diagnosis:

Our experts can help you understand the severity of the injury and choose the right treatment option for the torn ACL.

Holistic Treatment Approach:

We take an interdisciplinary approach to treating ACL sprain. Our physical therapists and rehabilitation professionals join hands with your orthopedic surgeon to decide the best course of post-surgical follow-up treatment. 

Individualized Solutions for Each Patient:

After anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery is completed, our Chiropractors and Physiotherapists design a cutting-edge and tailor-made treatment plan for your recovery. We ensure the factors like personal health, age, and required level of mobility to deliver better solutions for each patient.

Faster Recovery and Prevention:

People who had an ACL injury are more likely to develop osteoarthritis in the knee. After the ACL reconstruction surgery is completed, we follow up with regular exercises and Physiotherapy to ensure faster recovery and prevention from further complications.

Safe for Teens and Growing Children:

Anterior Cruciate Ligament tear is common among growing children and teens. Our Physiotherapists use safe and tested techniques to restore knee stability and regain muscle strength.

Treatment and Prevention Options

Treatment of ACL

Treatment for ACL tears ranges from wearing a knee brace and physical therapy to surgery, depending on your situation

Nonsurgical Treatment

Prior to surgery Orthopaedic Surgeons will recommend you to work with a health care practitioner to rehab the knee as much as possible in a non-invasive way through a specialized treatment plan. Our Physiotherapists and Chiropractors may include a combination of the following methods in your treatment plan:

  • Manual therapy
  • Targeted exercises
  • Muscle coordination
  • Balance exercises
  • Acupuncture
  • Shockwave Therapy
  • Range of motion mobility

These therapies and targeted exercises aim to recover your muscular strength for relief and the fastest recovery.

Physiotherapist applying knee brace for ACL recovery in Ottawa.
Ottawa ACL Surgery

After ACL Surgery

Complete tears often require reconstructive surgery. ACL Reconstruction involves replacing the torn ligament with a tendon, called a graft. The tendon autograft can be taken from your body or a donor and implemented in the knee.

Physiotherapy is a crucial part of the rehabilitation process before and after surgery to ensure you attain the best recovery possible. We work closely with the surgeon to follow protocols and restore range of motion, strength, and muscle coordination throughout the recovery process.

Prevention from Further ACL Injuries

When it comes to a knee injury, we believe that prevention is better than cure. Even after surgery and rehabilitation, the repaired or grafted ACL is much less stable than the original ACL, so is often re-torn quite easily. According to research, “26% of the risk of injury could be prevented by specific exercise programs for ensuring knee stability and recovering injured knees.”

At Kent Chiro-Med Wellness Clinic, we are dedicated not only to helping you recover from your anterior cruciate ligament injury, but we are also able to help you prevent further injuries from occurring in the future through in-depth assessments and testing to gauge your risk of injury.

Are You Ready To Live a Pain-Free Life?

Recovering your muscle strength after ACL treatment is a time-taking process.
To get the best possible treatment:

Ready for your first treatment? Don’t delay any further.